Find out which brokers have made the best calls. We break down the number of buy, sell or hold ratings for each stockbroker. You can see all the information in easy to read charts and discover the league table for best and worst brokers based on performance.
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Summary of sell recommendations

In the chart below the columns represent an analysis of correct Sell recommendations by each broker over the last 3 months. The blue section represents Sell recommendations for companies whose share price has dramatically underperformed the FTSE, red represents Sells which have significantly underperformed the FTSE and green represents Sells which have only moderately underperformed the FTSE. See a full explanation of how to use this chart.
Broker >15% 5-15% 0-5% Total
Kepler Cheuvreux 0% 60% 20% 80.0%
Investec 0% 0% 75% 75.0%
Shore Capital 11% 22% 39% 72.2%
Numis 11% 26% 32% 68.4%
Exane BNP Paribas 7% 27% 33% 66.7%
Beaufort Securities 0% 0% 67% 66.7%
RBC Capital Markets 0% 33% 33% 66.6%
Credit Suisse 10% 26% 29% 64.5%
Peel Hunt 14% 29% 21% 64.3%
Citigroup 28% 22% 11% 61.1%
Barclays Capital 13% 24% 21% 58.0%
Societe Generale 14% 29% 14% 57.2%
Berenberg 6% 19% 31% 56.4%
Jefferies Interna... 18% 18% 18% 52.8%
HSBC 0% 25% 25% 50.0%

Super sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown over 15% share price decrease over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict dramatic share price decreases.
Broker Super Sell
Citigroup 27.78%
JP Morgan Cazenove 18.75%
Liberum Capital 18.52%
Jefferies International 17.65%
Societe Generale 14.29%
Peel Hunt 14.29%
Barclays Capital 13.16%
Shore Capital 11.11%
Numis 10.53%
Credit Suisse 9.68%
Exane BNP Paribas 6.67%
Berenberg 6.25%
Investec 0.00%
Goldman Sachs 0.00%
N+1 Singer 0.00%

Good sells

The above chart shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease of between 5% and 15% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict significant share price decreases.
Broker Good Sell
Investec 75.00%
Beaufort Securities 66.67%
Shore Capital 38.89%
Morgan Stanley 35.71%
RBC Capital Markets 33.33%
Exane BNP Paribas 33.33%
Numis 31.58%
Berenberg 31.25%
Credit Suisse 29.03%
HSBC 25.00%
Peel Hunt 21.43%
Barclays Capital 21.05%
Kepler Cheuvreux 20.00%
Jefferies International 17.65%
JP Morgan Cazenove 15.63%

Moderate sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease of between 0% and 5% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict moderate share price decreases.
Broker Moderate Sell
Kepler Cheuvreux 60.00%
Deutsche Bank 36.84%
RBC Capital Markets 33.33%
Societe Generale 28.57%
Peel Hunt 28.57%
Exane BNP Paribas 26.67%
Numis 26.32%
Credit Suisse 25.81%
HSBC 25.00%
Barclays Capital 23.68%
Goldman Sachs 23.08%
Liberum Capital 22.22%
Shore Capital 22.22%
Citigroup 22.22%
Berenberg 18.75%

Poor sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price increase over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict a share price decrease when the shares have actually risen in value while their Sell recommendation was in place.
Broker Poor Sell
UBS 100.00%
Stifel 100.00%
Goldman Sachs 61.54%
JP Morgan Cazenove 59.38%
Morgan Stanley 57.14%
Deutsche Bank 52.63%
HSBC 50.00%
Liberum Capital 48.15%
Jefferies International 47.06%
Berenberg 43.75%
Societe Generale 42.86%
Barclays Capital 42.11%
Citigroup 38.89%
Peel Hunt 35.71%
Credit Suisse 35.48%